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Kentucky vs LSU – Preview

Posted by: Ralph Lee | Leave a Comment (2)
Category: Football


This Saturday the Kentucky Wildcats will travel down to Baton Rouge to face the #1 ranked LSU Tigers. The Cats are coming off of back-to-back losses (Louisville & Florida) and looking to find some sort of offensive fire power. For LSU, they are fresh off of their third win over a ranked team (Oregon, Mississippi St. & West Virginia) already this season, an accomplishment that allowed them to leap-frog Oklahoma in the polls. Kentucky was thoroughly outmanned against Florida as they were unable to slow down the Gators back-field and they could not sustain offensive drives to give their defense any rest. For LSU it has been a tenacious defense and a surprising offense that has propelled them to a 4-0 start. For UK to have any chance against LSU, they must be able to run the ball at least enough to slow down the LSU pass rush. If they can’t, Morgan Newton will be running for his life literally all afternoon. The best remedy to allow him any success in the passing game may be to put him in the “Shotgun” most of the afternoon to shorten his drop-back steps; screen passes and quick hitting routes may be the best shot the Cats have in the passing game. For Les Miles, it will be about his young team staying hungry and not getting sidetracked because it is Kentucky. The last time these two teams played and LSU was #1, the Cats pulled off the upset victory in Lexington, KY. In fact these two teams have played a couple of memorable games over the last 6 years or so including the “hailmary” touchdown victory by LSU in Lexington when it seemed that there was now way for the Cats to lose that game. The Tigers were installed as heavy favorites in this game (28 pts) and judging by the way UK was spanked by Florida that is understandable. But if the Cats are going to show that they are still trying to fight, it has to start this weekend. They have to embrace the role of the “underdog” and approach the game with an “us against the world” or “nothing to lose” mindset. However, the game is on the road and clearly the better talent and team is the home team…………I say the Cats may hang around for a quarter but in the end, talent trumps heart in this one……….LSU 37 – UK 6.

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